Diving into misogi, the ancient Japanese ritual of waterfall bathing

Whether you’re a believer or not, the Shinto ritual of waterfall bathing offers a chance to reset — and immerse yourself in the spiritual beauty of Japan’s mountains. 
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360° VICTORIA FALLS – THE CANYONS BELOW

National Geographic VR takes you flying in 360°through the labyrinth of gorges below Victoria Falls. 
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Why Niagara Falls Doesn't Freeze Solid

This year's extreme cold has once again turned the area around Niagara Falls into a wondrous landscape of ice. Despite sensational media reports, the falls won't soon freeze solid. Even without that mythical standstill, with New York State and Ontario seeing record lows this season, there’s still plenty of ice and snow in the region.

South Africa: Falling for Tugela Falls

A hairy ascent of the world's second highest waterfall is worth it for the fleeting view at the top.

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